Fundamentals and Characterization of Scratch Resistance of Automotive Clear Coats
Resistance to scratch and mar damage has been emphasized by both OEMs and consumers as a critical factor to maintain a vehicle’s appearance over lifetime. As coating formulators improve the quality of their products, the traditional testing methods used in the paint industry are not always capable to reliably show the improvement in mechanical properties and scratch resistance. In this webinar, fundamental methodologies including instrumented indentation and scratch testing at multiple scales are used to better understand the scratch and mar behavior of automotive topcoats.
Mr. Brandon Frye is a Product Specialist for the indentation / scratch / tribology and AFM instruments of Anton Paar USA. With over 7 years' experience in nanonindentation and scratch testing, Brandon provides technical and application support to TriTec users throughout the United States. Brandon received a Master's degree in Material Science and Engineering at Auburn University and a Bachelor's degree in Material Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.